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Welcome back to the channel. If you are new, I am a Canadian investor. I cover a whole lot of information about investing in Canada and do research into our Canadian market. I dive into growth investing, dividend investing and Canadian small caps / penny stocks. Today, I will go over a great Canadian ETF that provides a ton of value to investors. For new investors, you need to join Wealthsimple Trade if you are looking to start investing and live in Canada. If you use my link in the description to join Wealthsimple, you get 2 free stocks worth up to 4500$ so do not miss out.
ETFs (exchange-traded funds) have come quite a long way since SPDRs launched way back in 1993. SPDRs stand for A Standard & Poor’s Depositary Receipt, it is a type of exchange traded fund that began trading on the American Stock Exchange in 1993 when State Street Global Advisors’ investment management group first issued shares of the SPDR 500 Trust (otherwise known as SPY). ETFs have emerged from their early beginnings as equity-index trackers to encompass a massive range of investment choices. However, potential investors must note that all these funds are not equal in quality. Indeed, finding a top ETF for one’s portfolio sounds simple but is more difficult in practice. For investors, purchasing ETFs can be a low-cost and smart strategy to create a diversified portfolio at a relatively low cost. However, there are numerous ETFs out there, which may make it overwhelming for individuals to choose the one that matches their goals and strategy.
Having said that, I believe Vanguard Global Value Factor ETF (ticker symbol VVL) is worth a look at this moment. Let’s dive into why. Diversification is the key for this top ETF. The Vanguard Global Value Factor ETF offers exposure to a widely diversified collection of global equities. These companies are ones that have attractive valuations — hence this ETF’s name. Using various factors, the VLL ETF is aimed at value investors. Some of the key metrics used are price-to-cash flow, price-to-book, and price-to-earnings ratios. Last year, this ETF surpassed its benchmark world equity index by more than 10%. That’s not surprising, seeing the rotation out of growth into value. However, for those who believe value stocks have more room to run, this ETF is an excellent choice right now.
Let’s do a quick overview of the exchange-traded fund. Vanguard Global Value Factor exchange-traded fund aims at capturing potential excess return to offer long-term capital appreciation. Accordingly, this ETF focuses on developed market securities. Additionally, this ETF takes an actively managed approach. Active managers look across large-, mid- and small-cap equities to provide investors with a broadly diversified portfolio of value stocks. Most of these stocks held come from the Russell 3000 Index as well as the FTSE Developed All Cap Index. This rules-based approach is one many conservative long-term investors may like. Indeed, for those seeking a “sleep-at-night” strategy, the VVL ETF is a great Canadian ETF to consider.
Bottom line, I believe Vanguard Global Value Factor ETF is worth a grab at this moment. As far as total market index ETFs go, this Vanguard ETF is one of the ones I like the most. This ETF claims a number of large Canadian investors as its clients. The ability for retail investors to get this kind of actively managed exposure is worthwhile. Thus, for those looking for a passive-investing option, this is an ETF worth diving into.
Hope you guys enjoyed the overview of this ETF, great one to add to the watch list and do some research in. Please watch my previous videos on Canadian stock recommendations and let me know of any Canadian stocks you want me to look into and give my opinion on. Let me know in the comments, since I really want to expand my knowledge in the Canadian market. If you did enjoy this video, leaving a like really helps grow the channel! Thanks for watching, I’ll see you guys in the next video!